Oklahoma, OK!

Prior to 1890 Oklahoma was officially Indian Territory, so clearly no one wasted any time establishing the first winery in 1891 just outside of Oklahoma City.  In fact, the wine cellar at the Fairchild Winery remains the oldest building in the city.  Wine production was important to the early life of the territory but was destroyed by the Dustbowl and Prohibition (state and federal).  In 1933, Oklahomas State University started experimenting with viticulture to revive the industry though state prohibition did not end until 1959.


Oklahoma Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 66
AVAs: Ozark Mountain AVA
Wine Trails: None
Year 1st Winery Established 1891
Varietals Cultivated: Alicante Bouschet, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Concord, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Niagara, Norton, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Syrah, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Villard Noir, Viognier, Zinfandel
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